Distribution System Training

Online Courses for the Power & Utilities Industry

For A full list of our online Distribution System Training courses, please select your desired category below to visit our course catalog:
Power Generation Power Transmission Power Distribution NERC CE
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Online Courses for Distribution System Training

8039 Service Interruptions

Planned outages and forced outages keeping customer informed; Responding to customer at complaints; Fault location; Dispatch of line repair crews; Implementing clearance procedures; Records and documentation.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8038 Abnormal Operating Conditions

The objective of this module is to draw attention to abnormal operating conditions that may arise on the distribution system. The operator is expected to recognize these conditions and take corrective action to enable the system to continue in operation.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8037 Function of the Operator

The objective of this module is to present and discuss the main functions of the distribution system operator, where the system is controlled from a central control room.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8036 Power Quality

The objective of this module is to introduce the subject of power quality and look at the different means of mitigating the effects of poor power quality. The different attributes of power quality are discussed, including both their causes and effects.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8035 The Effects of Deregulation and Competition

The main objective of this module is to present and discuss the major changes being brought about by deregulation of the electric power business. We look at the effects of deregulation on power generation, transmission, system operation, distribution and marketing.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8034 Utility Rate Structure

The purpose of this module is to present and discuss the principal factors which must be taken into consideration when setting rate schedules for different classes of customer.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8033 Metering

Distinction between energy, demand and reactive; Measuring energy (kWh), demand (kW) and reactive (kVAR); Meter connections, 1-phase, and 3-phase; Statutory requirements governing metering; Electromechanical meters; Digital metering techniques; Remote metering and reporting; Time of day metering; Handling billing complaints metering disputes; Potential future developments.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8032 Demand Management

System load profile; Economic significance of load factor; Economic significance of power factor; Significance of peak demand; Improving load factor and power factor; Load management incentives; Load management techniques; Interruptible power contracts; Load shedding; Time of day rates.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8031 Load Characteristics/ Customer Service

This course covers types of industrial load; variable speed drives; electric arc furnaces; rolling mills; traction loads (i.e. railways) welding; induction heating; load factor and power factor and diversity factor.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8030 Maintenance Management

Schedule for planned maintenance & inspection; Maintenance and inspection procedures; Recording and reporting results; Trending inspection data, predictive maintenance; Maintenance control program; Spare parts inventory; Issue of work orders; Access to drawings, manuals, and parts lists; Corrective maintenance.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8029 Line Maintenance

Walking the line; Line inspection; poles, guys, pole-top assembly; Conductor inspection; clearances, slack, sag, connections; Equipment inspection; oil leaks, contacts, fuses; Capacitor maintenance; Riser pole maintenance; Distribution transformer maintenance; Grounding connections.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8028 Switchgear Maintenance

Operational data; Functional testing; Internal inspection, cleaning; Electrical test; contact resistance, insulation; Mechanical tests; timing, gas/air leakage; Maintenance of reclosers, pole mounted switches.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8027 Transformer Maintenance

Monitoring winding temperatures; Monitoring cooling system; Monitoring insulation oil physical condition; Monitoring insulating oil dissolved gas content; Significance of test results; Examples of DGA; Measuring winding insulation condition; Transformer testing; turns ratio, winding resistance; Maintenance of transformer auxiliaries and attachments.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8026 Rotating Equipment Maintenance

Double testing; Electric loss; Insulation power factor; Partial discharge on-line measurement; Partial Discharge Analysis (PDA); Interpretation of test results.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8025 Insulation Testing

Characteristics of insulation, causes of deterioration; Measuring insulation resistance with Megger; P.I. (Polarization Index) significance; Condition of winding on test results; Hipot testing

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8024 Personnel Safety

Personnel hazards; Mechanism of electric shocks; Clearance procedures; Grounding; Safe practice & procedures; Principles of Hot-line maintenance; Regulatory requirements; Handling hazardous materials; Housekeeping, fire prevention; Responsibility for safety.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8023 Programmable Logic Controllers

Process logic, logic programs; Industrial PLCs, rack mounted; Types of memory, RAM, ROM, EPROM; CPU operation, canning time; Input and output signals and interfaces; External programming modules; Programming functions.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8022 Distribution Automation

Auto-control equipment; Auto-control programs; Line loading optimization; Auto switching; Event recording and reporting; Condition monitoring reporting; The automatic substation; Recent developments in auto control.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8021 SCADA Control

The objective of this module is to look at the features of a typical SCADA system as employed in operation of a distribution system.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8020 Communication Techniques

The objective of this module is to draw attention to the need for communication links throughout the distribution system, and to look at the characteristics of the different type communication systems installed. A review is also included of the different types of communication signals which must be processed within the communications network, including analog signals, digital signals, carrier signals, and so on.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8019 Overvoltage Protection

The objective of this module is to look at the causes and effects of excessive overvoltage on the distribution system, with particular emphasis on lightning surges. The features of different types of lightning arrester are presented, including discussion of insulation coordination with relation to insulation withstand voltages and the BIL (Basic Insulation Impulse Level).

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8018 Coordination of protection Devices 1

The objective of this tape is to present the factors which must be considered in “co-ordination” of protective devices.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8017 Distribution System Protection – Differential Protection

The objective of this module is to demonstrate the principle of differential protection, and examine its application to protection of such equipment as generators, transformers, buses, and power lines.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8016 Overcurrent Protection

The objective of this module is to examine the features of overcurrent protection, including different types of overcurrent relay and typical applications.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8015 Fundamentals of Protection

The objective of this module is to present the fundamental requirements and features of distribution system protection, so as to provide a firm foundation for more detailed study of specific protection schemes and equipment which follows in succeeding modules

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8014 Voltage Control Devices

he objective of this module is to look at the different methods and equipment that are employed to adjust voltage throughout the distribution system.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8013 Non Fault Interrupting Devices

The objective of this module is to present and discuss features of the different types of non-fault interrupting switches as installed on the distribution system. Reference is made to disconnects which have zero or minimal interrupting capacity and various types of load-break switches which are able to interrupt load current flow up to rated value, but do not have the capacity to interrupt higher level current flow produced by faults.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8012 Fault Interrupting Devices

The objective of this module is to present the major features of switching devices which have the capability of interrupting high magnitude fault currents, including circuit breakers, reclosers, circuit switchers, and fused disconnects. The need for coordination between the different protective devices is also discussed.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8011 Distribution Transformers

The objective of this module is to examine the features of distribution transformers. These devices are located in great numbers around the distribution system to provide the points of interface with customers.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8010 Substation Transformers

The objective of this module is to present the main features of operation and construction of distribution substation transformers. Note that the fundamental concepts of the transformer were discussed in module 4 of this series.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8009 Distributed Generation

The objective of this module is to examine reasons why generating plant is increasingly being connected to the distribution system. Different types of customer owned co-generation plants, and independent power producers are presented and attention is drawn to problems of dispatching and control of this distributed generation. On completion of this video and associated workbook, the participant should be able to understand the following concepts and apply them in day-to-day work practice.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8008 Substations

The objective of this module is to examine the major functions of distribution substations, including different arrangements of substation layout. Typical bus configurations are presented along with a look at the equipment usually installed in substations. After completion of this module, the participant should be able to understand the following concepts and apply them in […]

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8007 Underground Distribution Systems

The objective of this module is to demonstrate and discuss the main features of underground distribution systems, including typical arrangements for rural, suburban and city areas.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8006 Distribution Networks Overhead Lines

The objective of this module is to demonstrate and discuss the features of overhead distribution systems.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8005 Distribution Networks System Layout 2

The objective of this module is to present and discuss the main features related to distribution system layout, including various means of providing continuity of service and alternative sources of supply.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8004 Three Phase Power Systems

The objective of this module is to present the basic principles of three phase power, including the characteristics of Wye and delta connections. The fundamentals of two winding and autotransformers are discussed, including various combinations of three-phase transformer connections.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8003 Impedance and Voltage Drop

The objective of this module is to look at complex circuits; that is those with capacitive, inductive and resistive elements connected in series. The impedance triangle, voltage triangle, and power triangle are all developed. Also discussed is the effect of impedance in causing voltage drop and phase angle difference in transmission and distribution lines. A brief review of basic trigonometry is included for those who feel that a refresher would be worthwhile.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8002 Power Factor

Continuing our review of electrical fundamentals, the objective of this module is to demonstrate the effect of inductance, and capacitance in AC circuits, leading to a discussion of power factor and its significance.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

8001 AC Voltage Generation

This module, the first in the “Distribution System Training” series, initiates the review of electrical fundamentals that provide the basis for detailed study of equipment and systems in subsequent modules. The objective of this module is to develop an understanding of AC power generation, frequency and characteristics of the sine wave.

Duration: 2.0 Hour(s) • Cost: $65.00 • Learn More →

For A full list of our online Distribution System Training courses, please select your desired category below to visit our course catalog:
Power Generation Power Transmission Power Distribution NERC CE
For Course Information, discounts and support, feel free to call us at 1.877.251.4387 or fill out our Contact Form.
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